St Heliers Street Gallery Exhibitions 2018
Expressions of Interest Now Open For St Heliers Street Gallery Exhibitions 2018
About the Gallery
Established in 2009, St Heliers Street Gallery is an Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) initiative showcasing the diverse artistic talent of the Convent's studio community and Victoria’s wider creative community.
This gallery space is physically connected to Cam’s Kiosk; a partner of the Gallery. Linked with Cam’s, this forms a natural meeting place and hub for artistic activity.
The gallery provides an opportunity for cross-pollination and artistic dialogue within the tenant community, forming a key component of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s vision to be a unique arts, culture and learning precinct. St Heliers Street Gallery presents a year-round, six-week exhibition schedule and does not charge a commission on any of the works sold.
Expressions of Interest are now open for those wishing to exhibit at St Heliers Street Gallery in 2018 – read on for details and requirements.
In our quest to be renowned for stimulating community engagement and cultural exchange through the wonderful and unexpected curiosities of our people and our place, the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) delivers a unique program to enliven our place and our community.
Our ambition is to be bold and we aim to partner with our community to transform people’s lives through diverse cultural experiences and the striking landscape of our place. We want to work with artists and creative industries leaders to engage with our unique site to transform the way our audiences experience art and place. See side panel to read our Values.
While the ACF St Heliers Street Gallery (SHSG) prioritises exhibitions from our existing Convent-based studio community, there are additional opportunities for exhibitions from artists, collectives and organisations outside of our studio community to be part of the program.
The ACF welcomes EOI’s from all and any artists, designers and/or curators. EOIs can include visual and audio-visual arts, sound, design, multi and new media, craft, live art and performance. We welcome proposals by emerging and established artists for solo or group exhibitions.
Cam’s Kiosk is a favourite café for locals, while in the evenings, Cam’s turns into a bar, where you can often find the Convent’s artists and creative community enjoying some downtime after work. Cam’s team assists with the install and de-install of SHSG exhibitions, and also collects deposits from people buying work from the gallery.
Cameron Miller, the owner of Cam’s Kiosk works alongside the ACF Studio Coordinator to manage and coordinate the annual program of exhibitions.
St Heliers Street Gallery FAQ
Installation and de-installation of exhibitions are the responsibility of the exhibiting artist(s) and curator(s). SHSG can provide advice and guidance where necessary, however SHSG will not provide professional installation staff.
Approval must be sought before any alteration to the gallery is made. The artist must fund and arrange for any alteration and subsequent return of the gallery to its original condition.
PLEASE NOTE: St Heliers Street Gallery does not have climate control in the exhibition spaces.
Exhibiting artists and curators are required to obtain their own public liability and insurance cover. You will be required to provide proof of this as part of the artist agreement if selected.
Basic installation equipment is available via the SHSG with prior discussion, but any equipment required for alternation of installation of works are to be provided by the artists.
Exhibiting in the gallery is free of charge for Convent-based artists and creatives. For those who do not have a studio at the Convent, a small fee is charged to help cover gallery running costs.
- Gallery A: $200 per slot
- Gallery B: $150 per slot
SUBMITTING YOUR EOI
EOI Deadline: Friday 9 September 2017
Outcome Notifications: Week commencing 25 September 2017
Proposal Form: Please fill in the Expression of Interest proposal form here.
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